自从《英雄联盟》国服手游在十月八日正式开启不删档公测之后，瞬间便在国内手游圈引起一阵轰动。这款游戏身披正版手游的名号一经上线便吸引到无数玩家朋友们的追捧，在此期间独特的段位机制自然也成为玩家朋友们争夺的对象，这其中所上演的精彩表现也令游戏本身带来极高的热度。街头篮球王(Photo by Tracy Bennett/©Columbia Pictures)All Adam Sandler Movies RankedThe critics haven t always been kind to Adam Sandler over the course of his film career, but box office receipts don’t lie — his detractors have been handily outnumbered by his many ardent fans, many of whom have been laughing it up over the SNL vet’s shtick for decades. His filmography s certainly had its share of ups and downs, but it includes some of the biggest — and most eminently quotable — comedy hits in recent memory, from Billy Madison to Happy Gilmore, as well as a number of beloved rom-coms like The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, and indie gems in the form of The Meyerowitz Stories and Punch-Drunk Love. In fact, one of his latest was exactly that: 2019 s Uncut Gems, the intense crime thriller from the Safdie bros, drew some of the highest critical acclaim of Sandler s career.Watch out for hired goons, giant penguins, and, of course, Bob Barker, and let’s take a look at his entire filmography, from the best Adam Sandler movies to the worst, ranked by Tomatometer!
(Photo by Katie Yu/The CW)Even superheros who battle impossibly powerful villains on a regular basis need to slow down every now and then, especially around the December holidays. That s why, beginning with Wonder Woman in the mid-1970s, superhero shows on television have a longstanding of tradition of celebrating the season with Christmas episodes.We ve compiled a list of our five favorite superhero Christmas episodes. These installments can revolve around Yuletide cheer, or simply provide a festive backdrop for general superhero action. We happen to think they are the best overall, but opinions can and will diverge. For instance: you may notice all but one of the episodes we love are from shows based on DC Comics characters. As it happens, those superhero shows put more of an emphasis on Christmas with only the animated Guardians of the Galaxy series and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. representing the notion of a Marvel holiday season. Considering the trouble characters like Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Dagger (Olivia Holt) get up to on their programs (Marvel s Daredevil and Marvel s Cloak Dagger, respectively), it is probably no accident they never stop to dress a Christmas tree.With that out of the way, here are our five picks for the best superhero Christmas episodes ever.5. Smallville 78% — “Lexmas”(Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection)Television shows often lean on one of three stories for their Christmas episode inspirations: O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life. In Smallville’s fifth season, it chose to mix up the latter two and give Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) the life he always wanted.After getting shot in the back, Lex awakens to find himself in a world where he gave up the Luthor ambitions — and wealth — for a happily ever after. Seven years later, he’s married to Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk) and good friends with both Clark and Jonathan Kent (Tom Welling and John Schneider). He also has a son, with another child on the way. An image of his mother tells him this can all be his if he makes the right decision. Back in the real world, Lex’s father Lionel (John Glover) volunteers him for a dangerous operation to preserve his ability to walk. It s successful, but it ruptures the sanctity of Lex s dream state, leaving his Dream Lana dead after she gives birth to their daughter. Traumatized by watching another person he loves die, Lex devotes himself to the way of power.The episode, while also serving as a play on the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Superman story “For the Man who has Everything,” uses It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol in the most twisted and wonderful way. The lights in Lex s Christmas future are omnipresent and just too bright, giving that dreamland a sickly sweetness despite Lex s fondest wish to be a man more like Clark. In the end, he learns the wrong lesson — or perhaps the right one if you are a Luthor — and awakens from his post-shooting trauma denying his desire to be a good man. It s a surprisingly dark Christmas story counterpointed by Clark s weird encounter with a drunken Santa (Kenneth Welsh) who believes the Christmas spirit has been lost. Lex would certainly agree with that sentiment.4. The Flash 89% – “The Man in the Yellow Suit”(Photo by Jack Rowand/The CW)The Flash made it a tradition to counter the Christmas season with dark developments in its ongoing plotlines, but the concept never worked as well as it did during the show s first-season Christmas episode. Dr. Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) spots her presumed-dead fiancee, Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), wandering the streets. It is also the first anniversary of the accelerator explosion, which seemingly has Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) down in the dumps when Barry (Grant Gustin) races to the lab full of Christmas cheer.The most important aspect of the episode is, of course, Team Flash’s first confrontation with the Reverse-Flash. Lured into a trap by Wells and Cisco (Carlos Valdes), the titular Man in the Yellow Suit exudes a rare menace he will not have again until he kills Cisco in an alternate timeline. And while cornered, his dialogue proves him to be the most worthy of the Flash s speedster foes. Then there comes the moment when he escapes, kills the anti-Flash task force, and yet spares Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), suggesting for a moment that Eddie may be under the mask.The sequence was genuinely thrilling the night it aired and continues to possess the kind of power and confidence the show often tries to reclaim, whether in big character reveals or Barry’s first confrontation with each season-long big bad. But none of the subsequent episodes contain a scene quite like the moment Wells reveals himself as the Reverse-Flash by offering the audience at home a terrifying “Merry Christmas” wish. The episode may not revolve around Christmas, but it uses the trappings of the season to give this key Flash character a proper introduction.3. The Tick – “The Tick Loves Santa”(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp./Courtesy Everett Collection)High on the Christmas spirit, the Tick (Townsend Coleman) mistakes a lowly hood (Jim Cummings) for jolly old St. Nick. When our hero interferes with the cops’ pursuit, the bank robber ends up electrocuted on a neon sign — leaving Arthur (Rob Paulsen) to explain to the Tick that there is, in fact, no Santa. The hood later awakens with a new ability to make duplicates of himself, and continues his crime spree with a new gang of Santa Clones. They inevitably interrupt the superhero community’s night of Christmas caroling, but the Tick finds he cannot fight any of the rogue Santas. He is admonished for his continued belief in Santa and almost comes to doubt Kris Kringle s existence when Santa’s Little Secret Service appear at the Tick and Arthur s apartment to prepare them for Santa’s arrival. He attempts to convince the Tick that it is okay to hit the false Santas in this particular instance.Like many of The Tick’s best episodes in its animated run from 1994 to 1996, the madness inherent in Coleman’s voice keeps the story electric. Serving as contrast, though, are Cummings’ no-nonsense Multiple Santas and a pair of deadpan security guards who openly question their holiday malaise while The City becomes the Santa Clones’ toy box. And just when you think the story is going in a conventional direction with the Tick learning the sad truth of St. Nicholas, the real Santa appears to offer gifts and serve as a hilarious deus ex machina. It all culminates with the Tick’s improbable Christmas speech, with Arthur joining in the madness as both have visions of sugarplums dancing around their heads.2. DC's Legends of Tomorrow 89% – “Beebo the God of War”(Photo by Dean Buscher/The CW)Still smarting from their recent losses, the Legends find a new time anomaly to keep their minds of their grief. They arrive in 1000 A.D. Newfoundland, where Leif Erikson (Thor Knai) and his sister Freydis Eriksdottir (Katia Winter) have made landfall. In the original history, Leif s convention to Christanity led to his group going back to Greenland. But in the altered timeline, the Erik siblings remained and conquered all of what would become New Valhalla — all thanks to the new god Freydis discovered just before the Yuletide: Cuddle Me Beebo, the number one holiday gift in 1992.When Legends finally catch up to the anomaly, they discover the Beebo doll was in the possession of the younger Dr. Martin Stein (Graeme McComb), whose 2017 self recently died in their timeline. Once they free the younger Stein, they discover Christmas is no more. It has been replaced with Beebo Day, and their attempts to fix the timeline only make things worse.Coming off the “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover with Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow, the team faced their most serious blow in the loss of Victor Garber’s Stein and the impending departure of Franz Drameh as Jefferson Jackson, the other half of Firestorm. Understanding this, Legends secured the brief return of original cast member Wentworth Miller (as the Earth-X Leonard Snart) and for the silliest episode of the series to that point. It proved to be a defining episode for the show, as it couched the the characters trauma in a patently ridiculous predicament, tried tricks like Sara s (Caity Lotz) multiple plans for getting Beebo back from Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and offered an early indication that Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) would be a permanent fixture.And then there s Beebo. The throwaway parody of hot Christmas toys like Teddy Ruxpin, Tickle Me Elmo, and Furby proved to strike a chord with fans — many of whom are still waiting for official Beebo merchandise.1. Justice League 95% – “Comfort and Joy”(Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection)After saving a planet of crab-like aliens from certain destruction, the League takes a holiday recess. John Stewart (Phil LaMarr) convinces Shayera Hol (Maria Canals) to enjoy the snow on a nearby winter planet, but she suggests a subsequent celebration. The Flash’s (Michael Rosenbaum) plans to deliver a rapping and farting toy called Rubber Ducky to a group of orphans gets waylayed by the Ultra-Humanite (Ian Buchanan). Superman (George Newbern) convinces J’onn (Carl Lumbly) to come home with him to the Kent farm, where he observes Christmas in Smallville.As the Flash says late in the episode, it’s “kinda cheesy,” but it is also Justice League’s most experimental episode. While the rest of the series was built around two-part tales of high stakes action, “Comfort and Joy” is a single episode with no central villain or conflict. Even Wally’s tussle with the Ultra-Humanite is more of a joke that leads to an emotional end.Instead, the entire episode revolves around the characters as they navigate the holiday. J’onn silently confronts his isolation even as he discovers the magic of sandwich cookies — an in-joke from the Justice League International comic book — while Clark turns into a kid again with his insistence that Santa wrapped his presents in lead-lined paper. John enjoys the snow, while Shayera figures out a completely different way of expressing a similar joy. Then there’s Flash’s Christmas spirit speech, which inspires the Ultra-Humanite to fix the Rubber Ducky toy he destroyed. It should be as cheesy as the aluminum Christmas tree he gives the criminal genius when he returns him to prison, but the situation is just so absurd that it works.Of course, the whole thing is aided by top-notch vocal talent, like Buchanan’s erudite take on the Ultra-Humanite and Lumbly’s definitive performance as J’onn J’onzz. His curious Martian song reminds you that this is still Justice League, even if it is taking a holiday pause. It is heartfelt and kind of corny, but its dedication to the characters makes for a magical 21 minutes of heroes at the holidays.
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(Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved)For those who have read the book and seen the previous mini-series, the following is a refresher on some of the names, places, and conflicts in the source material.WHEN IT TAKES PLACEThe answer to this question depends on the version of The Stand we re referring to. King first released the novel in 1978, making the story in the book transpire in 1985. An unabridged edition of the book was released in 1990 and four years later, the CBS mini-series hit television taking the story into the ’90s.Now, it looks like the upcoming series will take us into present day. This time around, the story will be told in a non-linear manner. Instead of beginning at the inception of the virus, showing civilization s decline into madness, the CBS All Access mini-series will start smack-dab in the apocalypse after Captain Trips has ravaged almost all of humanity. It ll be through Lost-like flashbacks that audiences will get introductions to important characters and be exposed to bigger pieces of the overall story.WHAT’S THE BIG CONFLICT?(Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved)After the end of the world, what happens to the remains of civilization? Instead of simply following a group of survivors as they battle hordes of undead zombies in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, King evokes a war between good and evil to decide humanity s fate.The Stand separates the remainder of society into two factions: those who follow the saintly 108-year-old Abigail Freemantle (aka Mother Abigail), and the ones who side with the sinister Randall Flagg.In the newly released teaser trailer, the clip begins with Mother Abigail appearing to Frannie Goldsmith in the middle of a cornfield telling the pregnant woman to come see me at Hemingford Home. This is how Abigail brings her followers together, through dreams beckoning them to the fictional Nebraska town.Flagg s power comes in the form of manipulation and influence, appealing to the darker natures of humankind. It s through the presentation of his supernatural abilities (necromancy, divination, and an uncanny influence over animals, to name a few) that brings an allure to the survivors who wish to exploit this barren landscape to create a new society built out of their own self-serving wants and desires. Flagg s army sets up shop in the land of excess and sin, Las Vegas, Nevada, which is pretty on-brand for the Dark Man if you ask us.Towards the end of the teaser trailer, we get a glimpse of Mother Abigail coming face-to-face with a menacing wolf on what appears to be her dining room table. In the book, Flagg sent wolves to murder a character named The Kid who was sort of a temporary sidekick to The Trashcan Man — a mentally disturbed individual who had a penchant for setting things on fire.The Kid revealed to The Trashcan Man he had plans to overthrow Flagg once he arrived in Las Vegas. That didn t go as planned, though, as Flagg succeeded in killing the guy. There has been no mention of this character appearing in CBS All Access s upcoming adaptation, but by the looks of things, Flagg may still be using his wolf-controlling abilities to instill fear in his enemies.Randall Flagg has appeared in roughly nine of King s novels (eventually showing up as a dastardly wizard in the Dark Tower series — it s theorized that he appears in more books under different names), but made his debut in The Stand. It s been said the new series will take deviations from the book, which makes it very possible we ll get different perspectives of the character — who is also known as The Dark Man, The Hardcase, and The Man in Black, among other monikers — which may provide a more connective glimpse at one of King s more notorious boogeymen.When all is said and done, the big conflict here is the struggle for ownership of the world; it s a proverbial heaven-or-hell battle that will dictate the overall future of humanity.LOCATIONS WE’RE LIKELY TO SEE(Photo by Robert Falconer/CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved)The Stand is an expansive story that literally takes its readers from sea-to-shining-sea. Each character featured in the book begins in their own specific city before ending up in Boulder, Colorado — the city where the virus was created in the book, and the location where the big battle takes place.Given that the new series was shot entirely in British Columbia, Canada, we re unsure where the story will take us. We already know Mother Abigail resides in Hemingford Home, Nebraska, and Randall Flagg will set up shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. That said, here s a rundown of where some of the characters are from.Stu Redman — Arnette, TexasFrannie Goldsmith and Harold Lauder — Ogunquit, MaineGlen Bateman — Woodsville, New HampshireTom Cullen — May, OklahomaLarry Underwood and Rita Blakemoore — New York CityNadine Cross — South Barnstead, New HampshireJudge Ferris — Peoria, IllinoisLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by Xenon)Of the legion of comedic characters penned – and in many cases also played – by the late Mexican entertainment wizard Roberto Gómez Bolaños, better known as “Chespirito,” his most widely beloved are those who feature in El Chavo del Ocho, an iconic pillar of Latino pop culture.First aired in the early 1970s on Televisa, the Mexican media empire behind all of Chespirito’s shows and which later distributed them internationally, the sitcom rapidly achieved stratospheric popularity across Latin America; at the height of its success it reached an average of 350 million viewers per episode. Long in syndication in many countries, including the United States via Univision’s channels, the show continues to enjoy a vast multigenerational fanbase half a century later. Its impact among Latinos in the U.S. is such that in 2016 the city of Los Angeles declared September 8 as “El Chavo del Ocho Day.”Why is the series and its creator so peerlessly cherished among Latinos? With El Chavo del Ocho, Chespirito gifted us a story that communicates across ages, income levels, and even borders – all via the unifying power of hilarity.Dressed in worn-out khaki pants, a striped shirt, suspenders, and a tartan hat with earflaps, the title character of El Chavo del Ocho, El Chavo, is a young and poor orphan whom the neighbors assume lives in a barrel in the courtyard of a working-class apartment complex, or “vecindad.” As with all the child roles in the show, El Chavo is played by an adult, Chespirito himself, who leans into the character’s kindheartedness and mischievousness.There’s an underlying sadness to El Chavo’s circumstances and history of abandonment, which Chespirito doesn’t entirely shy away from (there are touching moments throughout the series’ numerous episodes), but it is infused with humor, much of it drawn from the character’s interaction with the neighbors who come to tacitly adopt him. Part of the show’s brilliance lies in the creation of these supporting personalities with whom Chespirito populates El Chavo’s world. Each of them was sharply drawn and had their own catchphrases that have become ingrained in the Mexican and Latin American vernacular. Over the years, the cast became almost inextricable from their parts.Stamps made to commemorate Bolaños s characters, El Chavo and Chapulin Colorado. (Photo by SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP via Getty Images)There’s La Chilindrina (María Antonieta de las Nieves), a freckled and astute girl who knows how to manipulate her father Don Ramón (Ramón Valdés), a grumpy middle-aged and out-of-work scoundrel; Quico (Carlos Villagrán), a spoiled brat whose big cheeks impede his speech; his uptight and hair-rollers–wearing mother Doña Florinda (Florinda Meza); and her love interest El Profesor Jirafales (Rubén Aguirre), an elementary school teacher whose last name alludes to his giraffe-like lankiness.With its endearing relationships and absurdist shenanigans, El Chavo del Ocho amused audiences across the socioeconomic strata. However, it was particularly relatable to those of us of with low-income upbringings. We saw Quico getting a slew of wonderful toys for Christmas, while La Chilindrina had a single doll and El Chavo spent the holiday empty-handed. We then cheered as our hero took every opportunity he could to get his hands on food, especially if it was a ham sandwich (torta de jamón), because he didn’t know when his next meal would be.While the social classes of the characters, and the nuanced differences of circumstances between them, are made evident and form part of the mechanics of the story, El Chavo and his struggling neighbors had a sense of pride. In fact, a lot of the gags come from these individuals not allowing themselves to be undermined or humiliated by those with more resources, like Doña Florinda. She doesn t mince words when it comes to her disdain for the others and advises Quico to “not hang out with the riffraff ” – or as she would say it, “la chusma.”Although the show’s
This week s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news (the stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering stories for titles like Aladdin 2, The Batman, Hamilton, and Porgy and Bess.This WEEK S TOP STORYDISNEY S LIVE-ACTION ALADDIN GETS A SEQUEL(Photo by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Disney s CGI remake of The Lion King was one of last year s biggest box office hits (.65 billion and #2 behind Avengers: Endgame), but Disney s Aladdin also did extremely well, topping billion worldwide. We have not heard about plans for a Lion King sequel (and there certainly were sequels and prequels to the original film), but that s exactly what happened for Aladdin this week. Despite its box office success, Aladdin has a Rotten Tomatometer score at 57%, which might help to explain why Disney has hired a new pair of screenwriters for the sequel, and there s no word yet about director Guy Ritchie returning. The new writers are John Gatins (Power Rangers, Real Steel) and Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center; co-writer of Straight Outta Compton), but their credits only give us tiny hints at what their Aladdin sequel could be like (i.e. about as much as you could tell about Aladdin by looking at the credits of director Guy Ritchie). Not much has been revealed about the Aladdin sequel, except that it won t be a Disney Plus title, and it won t be an adaptation of any of the 1990s direct-to-video sequels.Other Top Headlines1. NEW VIDEO SHOWS OFF THE COSTUME AND MUSIC OF NEXT YEAR S THE BATMAN (Photo by Matt Reeves)We are over 16 months away from the release in the summer of 2021 of The Batman (6/25/2021), the reboot of DC Comics most popular superhero to introduce Robert Pattinson (Twilight, The Lighthouse) as our new Bruce Wayne. Even though the movie is that far away, director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, War for the Planet of the Apes) this week released a video described as camera test footage that shows off both the new Batman costume and also some of the new musical theme from composer Michael Giacchino (LOST, Star Trek, Avengers: Endgame). Curiously, Reeves chose to show us the new Batman costume bathed in a dark red lighting, which also inspired comparisons to the costume from Netflix s Daredevil (even if it won t actually be red). It s very possible that the reason the costume preview came out this week is that Reeves will soon be starting the exterior filming of The Batman, at which point we probably will be getting set photos of Pattinson as The Batman anyway (in addition to Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin).2. MARGOT ROBBIE AND MICHAEL B. JORDAN JOIN CHRISTIAN BALE IN NEW DAVID O. RUSSELL FILM(Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough, JA/Everett Collection)There have been so many superhero movies in recent years that we re increasingly at a point where there are nearly more major stars who have been in them than those who haven t. So, for example, the new movie from David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) has three big stars, and they re The Dark Knight, Killmonger from Black Panther, and Harley Quinn. Christian Bale was the first to sign on for Russell s untitled new film (formerly titled Amsterdam), and this week gave us two of his co-stars, both within a few hours of each other. First up was Margot Robbie, the star of last week s Birds of Prey, who landed the female lead that had formerly had been speculated as a possible role for frequent Russell collaborator Jennifer Lawrence. The Robbie announcement was quickly followed on Wednesday by Michael B. Jordan, who is taking a role for which Jamie Foxx had previously been rumored as a frontrunner. David O. Russell is keeping the premise secret, but it s described as being about an unlikely partnership between a doctor and a lawyer.3. LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA SAYS DISNEY WILL PROBABLY MUTE HAMILTON SWEARS (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)It may not have been immediately obvious, but there was one awkward element in the news last week that Walt Disney Pictures would be releasing a filmed version of the Broadway hit Hamilton in theaters next year (10/15/2021). That awkward detail is the language of some of the dialogue, which includes what we will delicately call F bombs. The sticky issue here is that Disney has a self-described policy of PG-13-and-under ratings, which the repeated use of the F word would seem buck against (the MPAA does sometimes allow that word to be used once in a film and retain its PG-13 rating). So, Lin-Manuel Miranda was asked by a New York Times reporter this week about how Disney is going to reconcile the language issue, and he confirmed that, if we have to mute a word here or there to reach the largest audience possible, I m OK with that, because your kids already have the original language memorized. One possibility is that perhaps Disney will use some sort of sound effect (like a drum beat or a cymbal clang) that will blur the language without specifically using a bleep sound or an over obvious muting sound effect.4. OLYMPIC TRUE STORIES FROM OLIVIA WILDE AND ZOE SALDANA IN THE WORKS (Photo by Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Sometimes two completely different movie stories will come out in the same week that have remarkably similar themes. This week, it was biopics about female Olympic athletes. One of them will be called Perfect, which will be an adaptation of the book Landing on My Feet: A Diary of Dreams, co-written by 1990s Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug, about her struggle at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta (also the setting of last year s Richard Jewell). The adaptation of Strug s book will be directed by actress-turned-director Olivia Wilde, who made her debut last year with Booksmart (Certified Fresh at 97%). It s not yet known if the Kerri Strug biopic will be Olivia Wilde s next film as director. The other Olympic movie in the news this week is Fencer, in which Zoe Saldana will star as Olympic fencer Jasmine McGlade for producer Casey Affleck.5. AMERICAN OPERA PORGY AND BESS TO BECOME MOVIE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1959 Although some stories seem to get new movie adaptations ever three or four years (Peter Pan, Dracula, Robin Hood, etc.), there are others that have either never been adapted, or haven t been in several decades. One such example of that is George Gershwin s opera of love in the American South, Porgy and Bess, which previously was adapted by Otto Preminger as a movie in 1959. Mudbound director Dee Rees is now partnering with MGM for a new adaptation, which Rees will both write and direct. It s not yet known who might play either Porgy or Bess, or whether Dee Rees adaptation might shift the setting from 1920s Charleston to a more contemporary setting (or if the music will be updated). Mudbound received a Certified Fresh Tomatometer at 97% and four Academy Award nominations (Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Song, and Cinematography).6. HARRIET STAR CYNTHIA ERIVO TO STAR IN SCI-FI PODCAST ADAPTATION CARRIER (Photo by Eli Winston/Everett Collection)As new ways of telling stories emerge, they also eventually lead to movies being adapted from them. For example, in the last few years, we ve had both The Emoji Movie and Slenderman, based on online phenomenons. Another new form that has its origins in the Internet is the podcast, which takes many forms, but there are some that actually tell narrative stories. Cynthia Erivo, who starred in last year s Harriet, played one of the characters in the sci-fi podcast Carrier, and she is now attached to reprise her role as a truck driver in a movie adaptation. Carrier will be produced by Steven Spielberg s Amblin Partners, which recently co-produced both 1917 and Dark Waters.7. AWKWAFINA TO DEPICT A REAL LIFE PROFESSIONAL GAMBLER IN THE BACCARAT MACHINE(Photo by Dee Cercone/Everett Collection)In the United States, there are many popular casino games (blackjack, roulette, craps), but one that is less popular is baccarat, which most Americans probably know only as the game James Bond likes to play. Baccarat s pop culture reputation may soon get a bump thanks to Awkwafina, who is now attached to star as real-life professional gambler Cheung Yin Kelly Sun in a biopic called The Baccarat Machine. Despite that title, one game that might actually be depicted as much (or more) is poker, because the story will reportedly depict Sun s unlikely partership with legendary poker player Phil Ivey. 8. RICK MORANIS TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT FOR JOSH GAD S SEQUEL SHRUNK (Photo by Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)If you re a fan of Ghostbusters, you might already know that Rick Moranis has famously been something of a recluse for many years now, and has frequently turned down opportunities to return to franchises like Ghostbusters. So, when the news broke out last year that Josh Gad was attached to star in Shrunk, a sequel and/or reboot of the popular Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise, one might have been tempted to theorize about who might be cast in the role originally played by Moranis. One need not fan-cast such a replacement, it turns out, because Disney worked their magic and got Moranis to return in a supporting role to Josh Gad s character as his scientist son. There had been some online speculation that Shrunk might be a Disney Plus project, but it was also confirmed this week to be a planned theatrical release.9. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE TO GET REMADE YET AGAINThere seems to be something about classic slasher franchises from the 1970s and 1980s that lends them to being rebooted or remade multiple times. For some higher profile examples, the Halloween franchise was soft-rebooted in 2018 after having already been rebooted by Rob Zombie in 2007, and a similar reboot is in the works for Friday the 13th. Another slasher franchise that already has a particular confusing filmography to decipher is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which has what are described as both a remake series (2003 and 2006) and an alternate series (the more recent films from 2013 and 2017). Legendary Pictures, the company behind monster reboots like Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, is now developing a reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to be directed by Ryan and Andy Tohill, who made their feature film debuts in 2018 with the indie film The Dig (Fresh at 73%). This latest reboot will be produced by Fede Alvarez (the director of Don t Breathe), who described their version as, violent, exciting, and so depraved it will stay with you forever. Tobe Hooper s original 1974 film is Certified Fresh at 88%, but the other later films are all Rotten. 动视也不是没有制作过《使命召唤》的手游，但那时候手游并没有真正发展起来，即使动视做了足够多的手游单机内容，但玩过他们游戏的玩家还是屈指可数。这其中有着许多不可控因素，例如盗版破解版手游的猖獗、以及当时的手机配置普遍较低等因素，不过不可否认的是，当时的动视仍没有做好进军手游市场的准备。